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look at the weather with our meteorologist frances dinglasan in for lisa argen. >> thanks, carolyn. good morning, everyone. here's a look at live doppler 7hd. a big change this morning. no rain here in the bay area but i want to take you up to tahoe, where we are picking up some snowfall, the areas of white there in the south tahoe area. chains are required on highway 50. for us, you can expect a cool and clear start so we are starting to see the clouds break up. cool numbers, though, with temperatures in the low 30s to near 40. by this afternoon more sunshine. temperatures climbing up into the low 50s. some upper 40s stick around. then this evening we cool around again with clearer skies. we will be dropping down into the 40s if you have evening plans. carolyn? >> thank you, frances. breaking news in san jose, where investigators continue sifting through the charred rue ins of an apartment. three people died after flames swept through third apartment last night. kira klapper has been on the scene all morning and joins us now with the latest. >> carolyn, it has been ten hours since
. frances dinglasan is tracking where the rain is now. we'll have your forecast in a few minutes. >> katie: welcome back. at 8:13, live doppler 7-hd, bearer of good news. we have been tracking the rain from the north bay to the south bay and now practically out of our area. light rain in the south bay. frances dinglasan will have the full forecast in just a little bit. track live doppler 7-hd on our website at abc7news.com. >>> this morning, former president george h.w. bush remains in the hospital in intensive care. the 88-year-old continues to improve and the 41st president is alert and always in good spirits. bush has been in the hospital since november 23rd. >> an outrage of a stomach virus aboard the queen mary ii is ruining hundreds of winter vacations. >> this morning, cdc is investigating mass outrages of stomach flu. nearly 200 passengers aboard queen mary ii reportedly vomiting and diarrhea, a bug believed to be the norovirus. they urged passengers to avoid the but fay. >> aboard another ship the emerald princess, another 194 taken ill. one of them sue hayes saying performances a
, he had been governor of virginia, ambassador of france, secretary of state, vice president of the united states, member of the congress. author of the decoration of independence. it's one of the few people in english history have been evaluated or inspected as closely as thomas jefferson was before he became president of the united states. people were looking at him and saying this is the guy we want. this is the person who should be president. >> host: the opponent said this isn't the guy we want. it was a close election. >> guest: it was. it was a strange election. >> host: it was strange election. it was hard fought. he had a lot of animation. you're saying, i guess what you're really saying is that both the supporters and the opponents knew who they were talking about. >> guest: partly that. what i'm saying is that especially when parties become ideological. any democrat is going different from any republican or any democrat is going different from any federalist. if you're measuring individual leader impact you shouldn't measure the democratic you should measure agains
they be? >> i enjoyed his battles over the american second front and when to go to france. churchill wanted to go everywhere. he wanted to invade norway, sumatra, trieste, italy, sicily, somewhere in france sunday. his generals were pulling their hair out. eisenhower was. he wanted to be all over the map everywhere at once at all times. and in greece, it was an utter disaster. so, i would love to follow hovering behind him, churchill as he goes from meeting to meeting. and then when he sells his generals on the viability of going to norway or thinking about it, he says no. we will go to some mantra. he gave them fits -- we will go to sumatra. he gave them fits. >> so, you tell all kinds of stories in your. to cover the dunkirk story. what year was dunkirk. where was he in that process? >> the evacuation? >> yes. >> that would be the last week of may, the first few days of june in the 1940's. the french had been defeated essentially in brittany. the french expeditionary force, 100,000 men strong, half of them were stalled of the san -- south of the sienne. the other have spearheaded a
. after 11 months, he was ready to return to america. he had gone to france as an illustrator, but he came home determined to be an artist. through his friends, homer was probably also introduced to the work of barbizon painters and other contemporary french artists, such as manet, whose work, in all likelihood, homer would have sought out while in paris. after his return from france, homer's subjects and the style of his work make clear he absorbed something from french art. return of the gleaner is strongly reminiscent of millet's well-known paintings. the lighter palette and two-dimensional design of homer's work at this point suggest that he may have seen manet's paintings with their strong light and flat patterns. homer's oil paintings of domestic american scenes called forth his deeper creative energies, but magazine illustrations of the same everyday activities provided his livelihood. the carefree quality of these scenes appealed to a country recovering from the civil war. americans turned to lighter concerns-- exalting the innocence of childhood, the therapy of the outdoors, the b
was ready to return to america. he had gone to france as an illustrator, but he came home determined to be an artist. through his friends, homer was probably also introduced to the work of barbizon painters and other contemporary french artists, such as manet, whose work, in all likelihood, homer would have sought out while in paris. after his return from france, homer's subjects and the style of his work make clear he absorbed something from french art. return of the gleaner is strongly reminiscent of millet's well-known paintings. the lighter palette and two-dimensional design of homer's work at this point suggest that he may have seen manet's paintings with their strong light and flat patterns. homer's oil paintings of domestic american scenes called forth his deeper creative energies, but magazine illusations of the same everyday activities provided his livelihood. the carefree quality of these scenes appealed to a country recovering from the civil war. americans turned to lighter concerns-- exalting the innocence of childhood, the therapy of the outdoors, the benefits of leisure
. france, at the time, claimed all of canada, the lands around the great lakes, the lands around, on either side of the ohio and mississippi river valleys, down to the gulf of mexico. in 1753, the governor of virginia sent a young major named george washington, and most americans don't know this story. the governor of virginia sent 21-year-old major george washington to fort ducane, a french fort that sat on the site of present day pittsburgh, before the steelerrings -- steelers started playing football there. washington ordered french to leave. french refused. in the following spring, washington returned with troops and attacked. again, most americans don't know the story, but washington fired the first shot in what became the world's first true world war. his attack on the french in the western pennsylvania wilderness grew into a global conflict lasting seven years, involve england, franch, austria, russia, prussia, and dozen other nations fighting for control over colonies in north america, africa, asia, and the seas in between. the seven years war changed the map of the world shifting n
it. they said it would drive away france's wealthy population. joining me now on the phone from paris is katherine fields. she is a correspondent for global radio news. katherine, why was this tax overturned? >> it was overturned because the court said it failed to rec recognize equality before public burden. what this means is it has been applied to individuals rather than households. the court knows this top rate would have applied to a married couple, for example, if one member was in that upper income bracket. well, if it turned just under, then the 75% rate would not apply. in essence, this was thrown out on a technicality. if was a poorly worded law that just didn't pass the constitutional barrier. >> you know, it is kind of confusing. the president actually campaigned on this75% tax. what happened, and will he try to get it reinstated? >> you are quite right. he made this a key platform of his manifesto. he has gone all out on this, and he even dressed up the tax as an act that the way france's rich could help during harsh economic times. he has not backed down and in fact in t
drive away france's wealthy population. joining me now on the phone from paris is katherine fields. she is a correspondent for global radio news. katherine, why was this tax overturned? >> it was overturned because the court said it failed to rec recognize equality before public burden. what this means is it has been applied to individuals rather than households. the court knows this top rate would have applied to a married couple, for example, if one member was in that upper income bracket. well, if it turned just under, then the 75% rate would not apply. in essence, this was thrown out on a technicality. if was a poorly worded law that just didn't pass the constitutional barrier. >> you know, it is kind of confusing. the president actually campaigned on this75% tax. what happened, and will he try to get it reinstated? >> you are quite right. he made this a key platform of his manifesto. he has gone all out on this, and he even dressed up the tax as an act that the way france's rich could help during harsh economic times. he has not backed down and in fact in the last few hours the off
nations, such as france or spain whatever, you had to make george iii out to be a tyrant. so he came up with all of these arguments about what he did and that is with jefferson did. >> what did you think? >> i was not a big jeffersonian after i did all of this. he was a wordsmith. he was not a good executive when he was governor of virginia. he was not able to organize effective resistance. he was't famous until famous in the sense that we know historically now. so when he was running for president in the 17 nineties, he held in sulphide as the author of the declaration of independence. which in some ways he was. nobody even cared about that in the 1770s. but that was his claim to fame when he was running for the presidency. he and john adams died on the same day. that is when the whole thing became a sainted document. it was god's handiwork that he -- that they died on the same day. >> would you have fit back in those days? >> up probably would have been a trouble maker -- i probably would have been a trouble maker. i probably also would have been somebody who had a strategic bent. i'm
to be credible to the other nations so they could gain from france or spain, and this was another reason for the declaration of independence, you had to make george iii out to be a tyrant. sonya, with all these arguments about what he did. that is where tempers and dead. -- so they made all these arguments. >> what did you think about jefferson? >> i did not think much. he was a words maturity was not a good governor of virginia. the british almost caught him one time. he was not able to organize effective resistance. he was not famous until he was -- famous in the sense that we know him historical now -- until when he was running for president in the 17 nineties. he held himself out as the author of the declaration of independence, which in some ways he was. nobody had cared about that during 1770 s, but it helped him. that was his claim to fame when he was running for the presidency. then when he and john adams died on the same day, july 4, 1826, and that's when the whole thing became the document that this was god's handiwork, but they died on the same day. >> knowing what you know ab
to go back to france. the canadians paid in hong kong and australian and british in singapore. so after dunkirk here was a country like a boxer is down on one knee and the ref is about to call in a day. host: when did the blitz of london occur? . this is actually part of the battle of britain. the air battle, the hollywood battle of spitfires and everything began in bid july, july 10 officially. host: of 1940. guest: of 1940. that is when the invasion scare began. the germans were soften up for the final blow which churchill never believed was coming. never for a minute did he believe the germans would invade. but he had to pursue the invasion scare tactic in order to build up his armies and get more planes and get equipment from the u.s., which was dragging its feet. the final plan, the german plan, would be to soften air bases then in lit august or september crush the remnants of the r.a.f. it was a good plan but it wasn't working and goring got hitler's permission to bomb the ports. bombing was so ineffective on both sides that meant they would be bombing houses. they did. and church
. >> juliet: president obama continues to push for tax hikes on the rich. and france lost a bid to raise taxes and he want today raise to 75%. now, there weren't a lot of people he was focused on, really not that much money, he was going to raise, but the fact is he wanted the french judicial council, however, said it would have been excessive and unconstitutional. joining us-- >> sorry, dave. >> dave: and for tax foundation from the heritage foundation. >> juliet: good morning, curtis. >> good morning. >> dave: what's the deal here, the decision made is not unconstitutional, but bottom line, bad for the economy? i think we can learn from this? >> that's right, the court has bailed them out. and the tax increase, 75% rate was going to really damage the french economy. the french economy's already strugglingling and adding on the economy would be worse. >> i'm looking at it, expected to be a temporary two year measure and affect 1500 people and raise less than 661 million dollars. >> but the revenue we brought in, and what it would have done, it would have reduced the incentives, and working an
times that of france or australia. it is 12 times higher than the average for other developed countries. why is that? if psychology is the main course, we should see that we have 12 times as many psychologically disturbed people as the average. we don't. in fact, america takes mental disorders seriously, treats them and doesn't stigmatize them. we do better in this area than most of our peers. is america's popular culture much worse than other rich countries? not really since it's largely the same popular culture worldwide. england and wales are exposed to cultural influences as the u.s. yet, their rate of gun homicide is some 3% of ours. the japanese are at the cutting edge of the world of video games, yet the u.n. puts their gun homicide rate at close to zero. why? well, they have one of the most restrictive series of gun laws in the world. when looking internationally, it is obvious that the one feature of america that would explain why we have so much more gun violence than the rest of the rest of the world is that we have incredibly permissive laws allowing the sale and possession
it is confident that the waterway will remain open. a new report says champagne sales in france are down nearly 5% from last year. despite the weak sales, france still consumed the most to give more than 170 million bottles in the last year alone. that is the latest from the fox business network. giving you the power to prosper. ♪ with fidelity's new options platform, we've completely integrated every step of the process, to get a list of equ. evaluate them with our p&l calculator... and execute faster with our more intuitive trade ticket. i'm greg stevens and i helped create fidelity's options platform. it one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. now get 200 free trades when you open an account. dagen: pending home sales rising in november for a third straight month. now running at the highest level we have seen in two and a half years. will that continue? joining me now is anthony sanders. we have seen it all week and all the numbers lately. can it continue as we watch this fight go on down in defeat? >> the good news is, i think it can continue. just superlow inte
a letters from her father to france and uncles had put me onto as in that treasure trove of materials, letters from randolph hearst to joseph kennedy back-and-forth on a glimpse of a man who was different from everything i have heard about him and so i told jean kennedy smith at some point that her daughter should write a biography of her grandfather, and if the man was absolutely fascinated. it's a good word to use when you don't know if you are going to be writing about. was fascinating i said and somebody should do a biography about a year later so jean kennedy smith again approached me and said the family wanted me to do it, to write that biography that they recognized there was the need for such a biography. and i said i'm in the midst of writing another book about andrew carnegie and she said when are you going to be finished? we can't say no to the kennedy fisa i don't know, six months maybe. six months to the day we got a call at home from someone i was convinced was a ted kennedy impersonator. i don't know if any of you grew up in new york or listened to don imus. he had a ke
imposed that ban earlier, armstrong's seven tour de france victories were erased. armstrong signaled he has no intention of appealing the ban before today's deadline. >>> time, now, for more sports. >> here is espn news. >> good morning. randy scott here with your "sportscenter" update. great night in the nba. a great finish in phoenix. it was the knicks taking on the suns. no carmelo anthony. no raymond felton for new york. yet, they're only down two. 15 seconds to play. j.r. smith, never met a shot he hasn't liked. had a season-high 27 points. but he saved his best for last. one second to play. here's mike breen on the call. >> smith catches, shoots. puts it up. puts it in at the buzzer. j.r. smith with another game-winner. >> mike breen, calling it as he sees it. his second game-winner there for j.r. smith in the month of december. celebrate however you want, young fella. >>> then, it's steve nash and the lakers. they're taking on the nuggets in denver. the nuggets got taken by the clippers in los angeles. kobe bryant tried to do the same. he went for 40. he has 4 40-point games this
their christmas list. nbc's frances coe has more. >> reporter: as santa finishes up his list and checks it twice before his big trip, most americans are headed out, too, to finish shopping for everyone on their list. >> just getting something for my grand mom, something for my mom. >> mom, dad, brother, sister. >> sneakers for my nephew. that's it. i'm done. >> reporter: but according to a survey last week, there are millions of shoppers who are not quite done. 132 million to be exact. 26 million hadn't even started. >> i know who i need to buy for but not what i'm buying yet. >> reporter: to help in the holiday rush many stores like target, toys"r"us, and macy's stayed open around the clock this weekend and plan to through christmas eve. >> a lot of people have really challenging work schedules, traditional work schedules really no more. and people like the convenience. >> reporter: and although a recent poll show 17% were planning to spend less this year, retail analysts say sales this holiday season are on track to top $586 billion. >> if we recall black friday did about $11.2 billion in sale
's more fun to do it at the end. >> reporter: but happy holiday eve. frances coe, nbc news. >>> undoubtedly this will be a tough christmas for many of those still suffering after hurricane sandy, but some of that pain has been relieved by a group called train of hope. they know what a big difference a helping hand can make. nbc's michelle franzen has more. >> reporter: at the amtrak station in new orleans volunteers from nearby swidell hard hit by katrina are organizing packing up pallets of diapers, shoes, blankets. the second run of donations for hurricane sandy victims. residents and firefighters here paying it forward. >> specifically we were focused on trying to make it better for the kids up there. >> reporter: in addition to basic supplies, this so-called train of hope will be filled with holiday toys all bound for sandy's smallest victims. 30 hours later the train rolls into newark, new jersey's, penn station. 27 pallets in all. half the toys go to the marine's toys for tots program, the rest end up here at engine 155 ladder 78 in staten island. >> looks like our ow
. appreciate it. france is pretty good, too. >> bye. >>> coming up, the early read on the trading session from the futures pits in chicago. >>> first, are you expecting a year-end bonus? what is that? you ever heard of -- no. we have not. a survey by challenger, gray, and christmas finds three out of four -- three out of four? will be handing them out. three out of four. thanks, nick. >> we're the bottom four. >> we're the four. handing them out, up 53%. we get these buttons. that's up 53% from a year ago. [ male announcer ] when gloria and her financial advisor made a retirement plan, they considered all her assets, even those held elsewhere, giving her the confidence to pursue all her goals. when you want a financial advisor who sees the whole picture, turn to us. wells fargo advisors. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the mercedes-benz winter event is back, with the perfect vehicle that's just right for you, no matter which list you're on. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 2013 ml350 for $599 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. >>> dow futures up. s&p
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possibility similar to france and china and our chairman here included to that. the recent gao preliminary assessment of california's cost estimates show california high-speed rail authority has secured 11.5 billion from federal and state forces and still needs a shortfall of 57 billion to move forward. to put this investment into the 1950s, congress took old action to invest in its infrastructure and create a system. the system to be five years to build and after several editions a total length. the cost of construction has been estimated at over 425 billion in today's dollars that we're making that same decision. cert and we shouldn't afford at this time. urban mobility report by texas transportation institute found the cost of the slow speed but we currently have on long delays and endless congestion can dniester cost the united states over $100 billion annually. now it's time to make the investment for alternatives to congested highways and simultaneously create jobs. the intercity passenger rail service is one of those alternatives that many speed trumps long delay that faces our nati
in the world. france, 2.08. the u.s., 2.06, ireland, 2.01. in red, they're looking at next generations that will get smaller and smaller and smaller. the uk, well under 2. china, 1.55. we know they've actually implemented policies because they want to control population. in the bigger picture, fooling around with mother nature in this way could have hugely negative consequences. russia 1.43 and germany, 1.41. at the very bottom of the list, other than certain countries where the information is not available, the bottom of this list was singapore at .78. i know we're dealing with so many issues nowadays and i blow a gasket over many of them, whether fiscal cliff, unfunded liabilities, at some point, growth is the answer. when you start considering where the engines of growth have been and what their population declines may be, it makes one wonder, where is the horsepower from global growth will come from and this at some point needs to affect the picks in your stock portfolio. back to you. >> rick, i'll take it from you, rick santelli. >>> even starbucks is worried about the fiscal clif
that was the spiritual refugee from france. when he encountered hurt he saw this incredible spirituality that was unexpressed that he could drop out of her to allow her deep devotion to jesus christ to heal his own spiritual battle. there was a confluence there that i think is a love story of a high-level that we could not appreciate. they had a union they circled each other and they observe each other. she died at the age of 24 immediately after her body was transfigured. she has already passed away and was a recluse with only a couple of the male friends. they started securing. they burned some of her garments to have a tea out of it to and the miracles kept up through the 1760s when the english came to take canada from the french and then it ceased. payback in the 1840's. they discovered her and they got irked manuscripts from the archives. and she started to affect more cures. what prompted the pope to canonize hurt is in the state of washington -- fell down and hit his lip balm the pedestal and was afflicted with the flesh eating bacteria. google his name is jake. there are pictures
through so that is some of the good news. frances dinglasan is in loser lisa this morning tracking the rain. >> pretty much gone now, so we are still picking up some returns south of san jose as live doppler 7-hd does a loop over the last few hours. roads are damp, cloudy and cool for the most part. we're not picking up much rain right now, just a few returns with areas of light green and blue. some of that is not reaching the ground. possibly light rain
. this is a thief in france. stole christmas presents from a car. he left his phone in that car. he wanted his phone back, so he want to the police to report a missing phone. guess who was at the station but the people who he just stole from? >>> and then this. you want the hangover cure. drumroll. it's asparagus. accord fog the institute of medical science in south korea, thank you, south korea, asparagus and the minerals found in there extract -- it helps filter. that is why your pee sometimes smells different after you -- i'm just saying. >> and we have plenty of unique polkas this past year. this one started with our maestro, barry mitchell. ♪ who needs flowers, who needs sweets ♪ ♪ it's the valentine's polka ♪ seems like just the 1% are making all the bucks ♪ ♪ like the vampire said the economy sure sucks ♪ ♪ that's the paula polka everyone sing. ♪ that's the paula polka ♪ we love to read your comments always in such a large amount ♪ ♪ you like us, we like you, it's the facebook polka ♪ ♪ it's late at night, you're wide awake and you're not wearing pants ♪ ♪ so e
tour de france victories were erased. he's signaled he has no intention of appealing the ban. >> and some of the french folks armstrong may have rode past are breaking a holiday season tab u and selling their unwanted presents. >> they might be on to something there. that's exactly what they were doing at this store in paris yesterday. patrons saying it's better than regifting. and during tough times, any bit of money counts. >> and 52% of french people are planning to make money from their gifts. and maybe the other 40% are lying about it. you all know you've gotten a bad christmas present before. i have family members, you will remain nameless because we're on national television, and you're like, what am i supposed to do with this? i would think that they would be happy for you if you could make money off of it. >> regifting is almost a way of saving money any way. >> have you regifted? >> i'm trying to think. >> you have. >> i think we all have. >> you know you have. >> i've regifted. when you get that third or fourth toaster that you don't need anymore, what are you goin
... >> this is an original wanted poster of the count. one of the things he did in france was he was able to sell the eiffel tower for scrap metal. and he was able to do it twice, which is sort of wonderful. >> safer: mr. jay reports that over the years, people really have tried to sell the brooklyn bridge as well as nelson's column in trafalgar square in london. and in another cautionary tale, pigeons were both the investors and the investment. (watch ticking) >> stahl: coming up... >> i've have such tremendous for the live birds. >> stahl: the pigeon king next when "60 minutes" on cnbc returns. when "60 minutes" on cnbc returns. (watch ticking) with the spark cash card from capital one, sven gets great rewards for his small business! how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! woo-hoo!!! so that's ten security gators, right? put them on my spark card! why settle for less? testing hot tar... great businesses deserve great rewards! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash b
five, france. taxes are an issue there. i think the election of francois alaund and his rate on the top end as well as some of the other things he's doing in france, lowering the retirement age, this is sort of a litmus test in some ways and it's important. maybe richard can tell me i need to learn more about the british tax code. icons on the edge. a number of names you know at home, jcpenney, best buy stock has been hammered, the maker of the blackberry, once iconic, now struggling. >> they're gone. >> they're not gone. >> last one. congratulations. >> they're struggling, and i think it's the end of an era for some companies. the $25 billion bank settlement, a huge deal. some people said it was not enough. whatever your thoughts are, it was a big story. facebook, you remember them? they have come back in the last six weeks. everyone thought this was an ipo that was going to soar. >> who manages that company? >> mark zuckerberg. that guy right there. >> poorly, i would submit. >> he built it, so who are we to judge, right? maybe the public company is a different story, but that ipo flo
to consider 15% or something like that. france passed a thing if you go over $1 million a year, your taxes are low on the first million. after that, they are taking 75% of the money. they ought to throw a little bit of fear into these people. it just shows the control the wealthy have over the government in both parties. host: more from "the washington post." they write -- back to the telephones. derrick from maryland on the line for democrats. your thoughts about the fiscal clause bill. caller: i think they will do a good deal if they can keep mitch mcconnell out of there. one of the things i really have a problem with, that is when thing i say democrats, let's get the ground game for 2014. republicansd of the at enter the house. let's take the house and just ran it all down their throats. host: we will move onto glen on the line for independents. caller: here is the problem that we have a. we have people that are working hard for the american people. we have a constitution. we have deviated from the constitution. host: who are the people working hard for the american people? caller: the
." a quick preview on that? >> yes, well, it starts with a 29-year-old woman from france who was trying to go back to france and she was stopped at the u.s./canadian border and jailed and she was kept in jail for 12 days, and an immigration agent made the decision to detain her briefly and privately and died 12 days later. >> terrible story. maria, thank you so much for joining us. we really appreciate it. >>> 45 minutes past the hour. top stories. movement in the fight over the fiscal cliff. maybe, just maybe. house speaker john bainer and the president sitting down for an unscheduled meeting at the white house yesterday. we have no details, but both sides say the lines of communication remain open. with 22 days left until severe tax hike and spending cuts will kick in. >> nelson mandela is comfortable abo after spending a second night in the hospital. there is no cause for alarm. mandela rushed from his home to the hospital on saturday. details of his condition are being kept under wraps. >>> sunday night football. green bay quarterback aaron rodgers running for a 27-yard touchdown this is
of the united states or the rights of men experience of france. the bother us with the rule of law and its -- judicial independence. rule oft bother us with law and a judicial independence. to understand its relevance, and the mainland is destined to follow it, but to learn more and be stimulated by it -- i look forward to the discussion. [applause] >> thank you, ambassador huntsman. thank you, john thornton for your exceptional china program. thank you to colleagues for organizing this wonderful day of activities. whatever this may -- whatever this event may have been called, it is above all a celebration of he weifang. he is brilliant, he is learned, he is courageous. he is a tenacious person with the soul of a saint in fighting justice, fighting for justice. he is a soul of wit who somehow convinces us that fighting for fundamental change in china is a joyful activity. [laughter] the tweet andd by sparks of with the flow from him as readily as sparks flow from an iron factory. as china watchers know, to forge iron, one must be strong. he weifang is strong. the panel has been asked under
in his life is this one right here. who is that? >> guest: that's his second wife, frances louisa tracy, whom he married about three years later, 1865, just at the end of the civil war, right after lincoln was shot and the war was concluded. that was an ok marriage for maybe 10 or 15 years. they had four children, who were also in the picture you just held up, but very quickly, it became clear that they had very different tastes and very different instinct. he loved new york, he loved throngs of people, he was a workaholic, he liked activity and travel -- adventurous travel. she was much more domestic and quiet. she liked being home with the children, she wanted to leave new york for suburban new jersey; she wasn't very interested in art, he was passionate about art. so after about 15 years, he kind of kept the atlantic between them. he would go off to europe in the spring and summer with a party of friends and travel around, often--sometimes he would take one of his daughters, and then later, he would take a mistress. and when he came back from europe, he would send his wife abroad in
of the gunman had just returned, short trip along to a luxury resort in new hampshire. france and greece the years she felt comfortable about leaving her son adam at home unsupervised. >> democrats say that the gop plan will not make it past the senate. beyond that the president has already said he will veto it if it gets to his desk. the back- and-forth continues in congress and hopefully by january 3rd they will get the deal done. we will be back in just a moment. >> the tool yet to yield the camera of america's most popular car fare poorly in a new front crash test by at the insurance institute for highway safety. in the test the camera is a front wheel ended at bending the passenger compartment foot well in word. the steering was pushed off so far the air bags did not deploy. the toyota pre as the hybrid wagon didn't perform any better. it also earned a poor rating. honda's accord sedan and this is to keep his eye she receives the institute's stock rating of good and the crash test. general motors is recalling nearly 119,000 pickup trucks in the u.s. because of that can fly open unex
and i had a chance to spend a little time on one of those trips and she went to france, egypt and tunisia. and i accompanied her on the plane and watched what was going on. she was non-stop. she took that kind of aggressive, non-stop travel to a certain degree from her husband the former president bill clinton. i traveled with him all of the time and he was non-stop, as well. we used to do day trips to bosnia or kosovo or whatever, and hillary clinton was like that. she moved, she moved, she moved, and i suspect we'll see that from john kerry and he knows he has four years to do what he needs to do and he'll try to milk as much of that as he possibly can. there are so many international issues out there on the agenda. i was surprised, i have to say. i thought he would speak after the president nominated him and say a few words and for some reason they decided he would not speak at the roosevelt room. normally they do that, but for whatever reason he didn't. he likes to talk, we know that. >> he does like to talk, and we know as well, secretary clinton when she was the first la
ago. in france, true believers flocked to the pyrenees mountains, believing it was the only place that was safe. thousands of tourists flocked to mexico, hoping to celebrate a new era in an ancient mayan city. at the thirsty dog brewing company in akron, ohio, there's a special beer for the occasion. find out if it's our final year. our last few moments on earth, abc has trusted me with this assignment. the scoops of all scoops. as the hour draws near, the moment of truth is here. there's the clock -- three, two, one, okay. there you have it. folks, we're still here. john muller reporting exclusively for abc news, we're still here. >>> back to planning on those last-minute gifts. getting back to life. life goes on. back to you guys. >> thank you, john. >> john did the all-nighter for that. >> good for john. >>> all right, now to those out of control christmas decorations. we love to look at those wild displays every year, but what if you lived next door to one of them, ryan owens joins us from plano, texas. . >> reporter: good morning to you, elizabeth. not only are we all still a
stripped of his seven tour de france titles and banned for life from the sport. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> let the games begin. london ready to put on the biggest show on earth. >> missy franklin! >> it's a gabby gold! >> usain explodes! >> one of the most anticipated matchups of these games. what's your headline? >> ryan lochte takes over. >> so far, these games begin to lochte. >> how do you feel about that headline? >> my talking is done in the pool. >> can lochte come up on phelps? michael phelps is going to win gold! no one has won more. >> i can look back at my career and say, i've done everything exactly the way i wanted to. >> unbelievable! >> the fab five is going gold. >> usa! >> ladies, can i say, you look really good in gold. >> congratulations. >> expectations were very high for 17-year-old missy franklin. >> it's going to be a world record for missy franklin! >> this is just absolutely incredible. >> and he's still the king of the 100! >> i came here to become a legend. i'm now a legend. >> misty and kerry. three peat olympic gold! >> the applause still rains down on oscar pistor
the internet. can you imagine? going from that -- they were building 500 airplanes a year in france by then. in four years. and of course, the airplane was invented by natural selection. we did not help -- we did not know how to do with. the ones that did not tell the pilot, they are today's airplane. [laughter] i believe that kids were inspired by this wonderful short period of time. on the 100th anniversary of the wright brothers applied, at aviation week asked me and others to say what i thought about the first 100 years of aerospace. who were the movers and shakers. they wanted me to predict the next 100 years. i refused. i went ahead and i wrote an article and i picked these people and i was fortunate enough to have met all but two of these people. i think these were the ones that come to me, were the ones that really made aerospace in that first 100 years. if you do not know korlov, he was the van braun of russia. who was inspired by them -- i found out later and realized later that everyone on that list was between the age of 4 and 13. and seeing that innovation gives them the courag
and gentlemen, france, -- friends, -- her work focuses on the intersection of law, business, and morality. she has been a speaker and panelist for events and organizations around the world, including the clinton global initiative. in 2012, she was named a top observer of the economy by the agenda at product. her newest book is the "shareholder value meth -- how putting shareholders' first harms' investors, corporations, and the public." that as a tablet find irresistible. please welcome -- a title i find irresistible. please welcome the professor. [applause] >> thank you, for that and kind introduction. let me start with what an honor it is, especially students in the clinton school. i have a master's from the school of public policy -- a similar degree. i have always found it amazing i have been able to carve a career for myself, as you are doing. and thinking about how the world could be made a better place. for those of you at the clinton school, i think there is frankly no more rewarding thing that you can do. my appreciation for you. thank you very much for inviting me. speaking of making
, or in english, notifies them that france, the paris cell phone company to confiscate your call and that if you want to make this call you need to call this number and get a license, basically get an account with them. that is the kind of response that people a long our international borders get and have in the past the can you imagine what my constituents, or my brother says to me, when on the part of the united states, why is a foreign corporation confiscating my calls? so i'm very concerned when, first of all when mr. dingell brought this issue up, it didn't seem to be on your radar, quote unquote, and it also concerned when you state that we have a history of great cooperation with our neighbors to the north and the south. i want to make sure today that you are all aware this is an issue that you need to address, and the people along, both north and south are just as much a part of the united states and have as much right to access to telecommunication a summit in new york, boston or d.c. your and should not have to accept the fact that, well, you're on the border so you just accept the fac
for broke regiment. he saw combat in italy and southern france and was badly wounded during an engagement for which he was awarded the distinguished service cross. which was later upgraded to the medal of honor. our highest award for military valor. with financial assistance from the g.i. bill, inouye graduated from university of hawaii and the george washington university law school. when hawaii became a state on august 21, 1959, annual in a way at one election to the united states house of representatives as a new states congressman. later elected to the united states senate in 1962, he is currently serving his eighth term in the united states and. >> in our earlier and abuse in this series, other people we have spoken to have talked about the first time they were sworn in as a member of congress. in 1959, he became the first member from hawaii. what was that like when you were first on the floor of the house of representatives? >> well, i spent some time in washington before this, as you know. i went to law school, but i've never been on the floor of the chamber. and so it was an aweso
, but that all changed in august. the seven-time tour de france winner was stripped of his titles, lost his sponsorships, even left the board of his famous cancer charity live strong after the u.s. anti-doping agency found that he engaged in a long-term pattern of blood doping during his career. armstrong still denies using performance-enhancing drugs. >>> number seven, wrong side of the street. few things are more universal for american children than sesame street and elmo which makes the elmo sex scandal all the more shocking. kevin clash resigned as the iconic voice of elmo after allegations surfaced that years ago, had he sexual contact with underage males. the show says no one there knew anything about it. >>> number six, congress behaving badly. the whiff of scandal doesn't mean you can't win a race for congress. democratic congressman jesse jackson junior of illinois was re-elected even though he was absent for months due to mental health issues and underfederal investigation, for misusing congressional resources. weeks after the election, he resigned. during the campaign, allegation
. >> host: >> guest: beenu mahmood was one of a group of pakistani france he had in new york. they shared with him sort of an international perspective which he lived in indonesia and his brother was there, he was searching for himself and comfortable with these guys. when he got in new york, they move their, he was the various to guy -- very astute guy. obama moved to new york to find his blackness but it didn't happen. president obama when i interviewed him in the oval office acknowledged he made no lasting african-american friends in his four years in new york. he was starting to make that transition in his search for home. that change was starting to happen and beenu mahmood perceptively saw that going on and took him to chicago. >> host: why did the president stay in new york after graduating from columbia? >> guest: wanted to get into community organizing. he actually applied for a job in chicago. he didn't get anything. the best he could do was stay in new york if. he didn't want to go back to honolulu. didn't have any place else so he stayed there and as he put it he tried to make
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